Monday, March 26, 2012

Tea and Roses

Tea and Roses.
Who can resist?
I couldn't when I found this lovely tea cup at The Guild Shop
(a cross between Antiques Roadshow and Grandma's attic). 

Tea and Roses

It is a pale bluish grey with a gold edge on the saucer, gold rim on the cup,
and a splash of gold on the handle.
The saucer is lightly fluted as is the hour-glass shaped cup.
The cup has a small pedestal base.
Look at the little rose on the inside of the cup.
Perfect (or purrrfect as Teddy and Cassie would say)!
The bottom of both the cup and saucer are marked:
Elizabethan Fine Bone China England.

The rose is from my balcony garden.
I'm having Rose Petal Tea by The Republic of Tea.
It is a limited edition tea that was available during February for Valentine's Day.
Rose Petal Tea is tea for the Queen of Hearts! 
Black tea leaves blended with rose buds and petals ... a very pretty tea.

Tea and Roses

***"All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong,
but like it a little stronger with each year that passes."
~ George Orwell, "A Nice Cup of Tea"

Tea inspires celebration.

"One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight,
beyond the bliss of dreams."
~ Milton

Wishing you WELL and a wonderful cup of tea!

*** Quotes from 365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know"


Steph said...

I'm eagerly waiting for rose season here! The buds are forming, the canes look healthy. Can't wait!

Cezar and Léia said...

That's soooooo elegant!
God bless you!

Dianne said...

Exquisite .... Sipping fine tea from such a delicate cup would be truly one of life's finest moments.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Snap,
Both your teacup and your rose are beautiful! Alas, I won't see my roses bloom until June.
The Rose tea sounds lovely. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

You are having a 'rosey' day, Snap!!!!! What else would you drink in that fabulous teacup besides Rose Petal Tea... YUM... Sounds awesome.

Antiques And Teacups said...

That is such a lovely teacup in those soft, pretty colors. Very nice! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty cup and saucer. The rose is beautiful I gave up on trying to grow roses years ago. Thanks for sharing.

Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

oh gosh... beautiful stuff and beautiful pics!

Denise said...

Lovely to join you for tea. Your photos are beautiful :) drop by for a sip with Me.

Beth said...

What a beautiful tea cup, and the rose also is stunning! Have a wonderful week, Snap!

Indrani said...

Golden captures. Lovely!

Irene said...

What a lovely cup and sounds like a delicious tea. Enjoy.

Geneva said...

So Pretty! You did a great job creating the perfect afternoon tea. I've never had Rose Petal Tea, but I think I must try and find it.

aka Penelope said...

Please have a sip of tea for me. Something with which to refresh your day was the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. I like the container for the tea, too!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Snap
A delightful rose tea with your pretty teacup, delicate pink rose and rose petal tea.
I like the quotes you included too.

mick said...

Who could resist a cup like that! and rose petal tea sounds delightful. It's about time for a 'cuppa' right now!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a very pretty tea cup, Snap, and a perfectly elegant vessel for your rose bud tea.

Zinnia said...

Wonderful cup! A feast for the eyes to see and luxury to drink from. Exciting with a tea with rose petals and buds. I wish you a week filled with great test for! Zinnia

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

What a gorgeous teacup! I love Rose Tea - so perfect for this spring morning - thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Aledia said...

I'm your newest follower :)

Your tea cup set is just beautiful!! Thank You for sharing and I hope you have a blessed day!


Terri said...

Oh sweet, sweet, sweet! It is unusual to find these pale blue rose cups. Your is so lovely and so vintage! The rose bud tea looks delicious too.

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

What a lush and lovely teacup! An unusual color combo and so lovely! Thanks for your visit!

Icy BC said...

Oh how precious the tea cup looks, and the rose is so very pretty next to it!

Bridget said...

Such a lovely tea cup, I love the little rose inside. thank you for visiting my blog, have a lovely tea day :)

Ruth Kelly said...

Gorgeous. Rose petal tea - I'd like to try it some day.

Sharon said...

I am so envious. I had a lovely rose garden. Unfortunately the deer thought it was delicious. Maybe I will plant one or two on our deck as I love them.

Johanna said...

Hi Snap,
thats really an elegant tea cup. Love the calm colors. And the rose is beautiful. So nice to have it on the own balcony. Tea with rose buds sound interesting for me. I have never had.
best greetings, Johanna

Zaa said...

I wouldn't be able to resist it either... such lovely soft colours... and perfect for a Springtime sip of tea... I can't wait for the roses to start budding... drinking Rose petal tea is just another plus for this teatime tuesday .. ENJOY ...Hugs

Micupoftea~ said...

Lovely cup, wonderful quote! ENjoy your week :)

Martha said...

Tea is better out of a real cup and the prettier the better. I'll have to try that rose tea but I may have to wait until next year!

momto8 said...

so elegant and just beautiful!

Bernideen said...

I love your cup and saucer covered in Roses! Very pretty one! Thank you for posting with Friends Sharing Tea!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a beauiful tea cup! I have to tell you that Rose Pedel Tea is my favorite. I love the way it smells and the restful feeling you get just drinking it. Hugs, Martha